What a disappointing situation with the 17mm lens! Why?

Started Sep 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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sigala1 Senior Member • Posts: 3,634
Re: I really like snap focus

Eamon Hickey wrote:

sigala1 wrote:

Example photos of why the 17mm f/1.8 is so bad?

I do think it's overpriced and that the "snap focus ring" is gimmicky,

Could not disagree more about the snap focus feature. Maybe it's because I learned on manual focus lenses that had distance indicators, depth of field scales, and did not freewheel, but I love what Olympus is doing with snap focus.

It's only so-so for hyperfocal focusing (because the fous throw is too short), but it works quite well for zone focusing, and I find that technique very useful sometimes for unobtrusive street shooting.

This could much more easily and practically be implemented in SOFTWARE for ALL lenses. Like the way it works on the Pansonic LX7.

Making it so it has ye olde tyme implementation is a stupid gimmick.

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